With the start of school and dwindling of summer days, we’ve started looking ahead to fall and the soon-to-be glory of autumn down South (read: temperatures lower than 100 degrees). And though there are more than a few beautiful seasons down here, the Appalachians are hard to beat when the leaves start changing and its mountains reflect the oranges, reds, and yellows of fall.
Tim Barnwell, a North Carolina photographer, recently released “Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas,” just in time for us to start planning (or at least dreaming of) our fall road trips. The book, self described as a “comprehensive identification guide,” catalogs the many astounding views from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Tim designed the book so readers can drive to an overlook along the Parkway, reference the guide, and know exactly what they are seeing, as well as learn about where they are standing.
Here, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite views.
Cashiers Valley Right Half
Mt. Jefferson Overlook Looking West Right Half
View from Mile High Overlook Left Half
View From Log Hollow Overlook
View From Chestoa Overlook on Parkway Left Half